Activist citizenship education: a framework for creating justice citizens by Keith HeggartThis book explores alternative models of civics and citizenship education. Specifically, it uses Justice Citizens, a participatory research and film-making project, as a tool to examine young people’s ideas about active citizenship and participation in public spaces. It introduces a framework that seeks to explore the diverse and apparently contradictory nature of young people’s active citizenship. The framework draws on complexity theory combined with critical pedagogy and democratic education to formulate an approach to developing active citizenship among young people. This approach extends theories of both critical pedagogy and education for citizenship, and by doing so seeks to explain the variegated nature of young people’s engagement with civil society. This book contains a valuable repository of ideas and resources for application for teachers to use in schools and classrooms. Academics engaged in initial teacher education, at both primary and secondary levels, will find the framework of use when describing the importance and new approaches to civics and citizenship education within the current school and policy environments. .
Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration by Angela M. Banks; James A. Banks (Series edited by)This important book offers an inclusive approach to preparing students to be responsible participants in a democratic society. Civic education generally operates through the lens of citizenship, where students learn what good citizenship is and what good citizens do. Yet the citizenship lens fails to identify the wide range of schoolchildren and their families who participate in economic, political, and social life. Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration examines the exclusionary aspects of citizenship and offers democratic societies an alternative approach that includes all long-term residents regardless of citizenship and immigration status. Banks reimagines a civic education curriculum that gives secondary students the knowledge and skills needed to move the United States toward a more perfect union. Book Features: A brief overview of the history of civic education and why citizenship status and immigration status should be explicitly addressed. An examination of the economic, political, and social forces shaping immigration law. A new way to conceptualize membership based on three principles: popular sovereignty, participation, and the jus nexi principle. Classroom activities and discussion questions to help civic educators incorporate the idea of citizenship boundaries into their curriculum.
Liberal education, civic education, and the Canadian regime : past principles and present challenges by Livingstone, D. W., author, editor. Ajzenstat, Janet, 1936-"Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime asks what is the place of a liberal education--that is, studying the great books and Canada's political and philosophy history, as in the tradition of the liberal arts--in the education and development of the idea of citizenship in the Canadian public (what the editor, Livingstone, and his contributors call "civic education"). The liberal education stands in contract to the transferable job skills of a vocational training that can further technological, economic, and social progress. In the introduction, Livingstone considers whether studying Canada's early documents and tradition can recover and resuscitate the debates that occurred at the time of the country's founding and also resurface to shed light on contemporary issues."-- Provided by publisher.
Francophones et Citoyens du Monde by Annie Pilote (ed.)L'éducation et l'identité prennent une importance dans la francophonie canadienne. En effet, la transmission de la langue et de la culture d'expression française est au coeur de la mission éducative des établissements scolaires francophones. Comment les individus se positionnent-ils face à cet enjeu linguistique et culturel? Dans quelle mesure leur engagement social traduit-il des préoccupations relatives à l'avenir du fait des français en Amérique par rapport à d'autres causes? Grâce aux contributions rassemblées dans cet ouvrage, ce sont à la fois des francophones et des citoyens du monde qui se révèlent en nous invitant à observer de près la diversité des pratiques sociales et des expressions identitaires qui caractérisent la francophonie canadienne d'aujourd'hui et, plus particulièrement, sa jeunesse.